Elsie Davidson Stewart (1920-2015) Australia

Biographical Information

Elsie Davidson Stewart was born in Port Macquarie, NSW in 1920 and died in Sydney in 2015. She attended Sydney Girls’ High School and was awarded a Government Scholarship to study art at the East Sydney Technical College from 1935 to 1941, when she was awarded a Diploma in Illustration Art for the highest work of the year. She worked in the NSW Government Drafting Office during WW2. An illustrator and watercolourist, her subjects included still life, animals, landscapes of New South Wales and the Southern Highlands, historic buildings in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, and boats and lighthouses around Sydney Harbour and Pittwater. She was elected a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute in 1973, exhibiting regularly throughout Australia with the association from 1962 and in the Wynne Prize in 1964 and 1969. Her sister, Joyce Orchard (nee Stewart) was the manager of the Notanda Gallery in Rowe Street, Sydney from the late 1940s to 1965. Her work is the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the National Trust of Australia and numerous private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, USA and New Zealand. Edit or add to this biography

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Sydney Skyline from Vaucluse
Watercolour over pencil heightened with white, 26.7 x 37.4 cm
Topographical Pictures, Christies, London.
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Dapple Grey Steed
Watercolour, 30 x 43 cm
Affordable Art, Dunbar Sloane, Wellington.
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